Thursday, June 21, 2007

Love on the road

Did you guys see that the Vatican issued a Ten Commandments for driving? I heard about them all over, found them here.

Check them out.

The "Drivers' Ten Commandments"

  1. You shall not kill.
  2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
  3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
  4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
  5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
  6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
  7. Support the families of accident victims.
  8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
  9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
  10. Feel responsible toward others.

Thought provoking! I especially love “protect the more vulnerable party.” They should put that in driving classes—not “who has right of way?” but “who’s the most vulnerable?” And frankly, that is something to do throughout life, not just on the road. Although I have been hard pressed to avoid squirrels lately, they do seem to come out of nowhere.

These Ten Commandments to me are just another way of saying, “Show Love on the road.” We spend a lot of time in our cars. It’s fitting that Love be there with us.

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At 6/21/2007 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Very thought provoking! Btw, I changed the link now to my blog. I emailed it to you earlier.


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